EQUAL HEALTH ORGANIZES A FREE MEDICAL CAMP AT KALAIRANGAM PREMISES IN TRICHY
Trichy: Equal Health Australia in collaboration with a Trichy based Voluntary organization SEVAI and Trichy District Welfare Committee-SYSTEM jointly organizes a free medical camp at Kalairangam premises here on Monday. District Welfare Committee-SYSTEM/SEVAI, its Director, Dr.K. Govindaraju inaugurated this medical camp for a duration of 7 days. A 19 members Medical team Equal Health Australia and 12 SEVAI Paramedical staff General Medicine including Neurology, Cardiology, Dialectology, Gynecology, Paediatrics, eye care, ,physiotherapists, dieticians, dental care etc, render their medical and health services to the most needy population of Trichirapalli. For those in the age group of above 40 and among others based on the recommendations, blood sugar test, were conducted free of cost. Free Medicines for 332 patients; free glasses for 122 patients were provided and, Dental care, dieticians counseling for diabetes, obese have also been given to the needy patients. Special Physiotherapy exercises have also given to those muscular dystrophy affected. Dr.Paul Clarke and his team is very committed for the cause of the poor and needy. For all those who attended the medical camp, the prescribed medicines were given free of cost. Around 1000 people benefit out of this 7days long medical camp in which many of them were women, children and elderly people.The team members of Equal Health are simple and they prefer staying in Amoor village in simple cottages taking simple food and visit the neighbourhoods, too.SEVAI is a Trichy based organization working for the development of poor and needy in a comprehensive approach, for further information, please log in www.sevai.in. Mr. Paul Clarke from Equal Health mentioned that Individual Health and hygiene is largely dependent on adequate availability of drinking water and proper sanitation. There is, therefore, a direct relationship between water, sanitation and health. Consumption of unsafe drinking water, improper disposal of human excreta, improper environmental sanitation and lack of personal and food hygiene have been major causes of many diseases in developing countries. India is no exception to this. Prevailing High Infant Mortality Rate is also largely attributed to poor sanitation. The health camp will continue till 17th February, and in between 9,12th are holidays for the team members.